Published on March 8th, 2019 | by Chris O'Connor
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth Volume 5 HC Comic Review
Summary: An end is in sight... but is it the end of the world or the end of the current threat?
After seemingly endless fighting, the B.P.R.D. must finally face one of the horrible Ogdru Jahad to prevent the end of the world. With so much at stake any chance of getting help in the battle will be taken… some may not have the result that is desired.
This has been a long journey… that has seemed to escalate and escalate and escalate. Just when we thought it couldn’t get more hectic and dire, some new threat popped up or the forces just seemed too overwhelming. But the B.P.R.D. and allies have made it through. We have had our heart in our throats for most of this experience and I can say that you will get a chance to breathe at the end of this book… just remember that this stories end is not the end of it all… the story continues into The Devil You Know. I won’t go into too much detail about the story because it’s best to experience it yourself… but Johann has a very important story arc and it’s a doozy!
When I said you would get a chance to breathe at the end of this book… I did leave out the fact that you may be holding it for some time before hand… you also may feel your heart ping a few times with the visuals throughout. The panels do a wonderful job of bringing this story to life and there are certain panels and sequences that are just going to make your heart jump. This is the culmination of a lot of hard work and lots of blood sweat and tears and it’s all laid bare in this volume. Colour is used just right to set and enhance the mood, pushing what could be an adequate scene into a gripping visual feast.
I did not see the end to this story coming… I suspect some people may not like it… and to not ruin the story I can’t say why here… but I do suspect there are some out there who may be disappointed at the way things conclude. Personally I found it very enjoyable and Johann’s arc is full of philosophical moments for some great deep thoughts. It is important to have the space to breathe at the end of this series… we’ve been through a lot with the B.P.R.D. but that moment of peace will be short lived as we continue into The Devil You Know. For me this is certainly an essential addition to the Dark Horse Library and the wonderful Mignolaverse!
Publisher: Dark Horse
Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artist: Laurence Campbell, Peter Snejbjerg, Julian Totino Tedesco
Colourist: Dave Stewart
Genre: Horror, Action/Adventure
Format: 416pgs, FC, HC
Release Date: 20th March, 2019